Antiques challenge. On the last day on Natasha Raskin and Philip Serrell's road trip, they cover Berkshire and Hampshire.
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It's the nation's favourite antiques experts...
-I don't know what to do.
..with £200 each, a classic car and a goal to scour Britain for antiques.
What a little diamond.
The aim - to make the biggest profit at auction.
But it's no mean feat.
Back in the game. Charlie!
There'll be worthy winners and valiant losers.
So, will it be the high road to glory,
or the slow road to disaster?
-This is the Antiques Road Trip!
It's the final leg of this week's adventure
for Natasha Raskin and Philip Serrell.
I don't know how to tell you this but I'm in love with you.
-Well, do you know what?
-You don't seem too moved.
You seem quite throwaway, casual about this.
Well, you know, it happens all the time.
You big fibber.
As we all know, antiques expert Philip is a Road Tripping veteran
who loves to lead the way.
-I am of course the captain of this ship.
-Shortest way up.
-Longest way down.
-No, no, no!
Longest way up, shortest way down.
Lordy. Smiley auctioneer Natasha
is still learning all the Road Trip rules.
Away from the pots, away. Oh, they're so shiny.
Our pair have been cruising across the country
in this lovely 1957 Porsche Coupe
and their competitive spirit is alive and well.
Oh, I've got a sneaking suspicion that Serrell
might just sneak another Road Trip under his belt.
No, no, cos there's every likelihood with me that I will go
and do something stupid like buy a sheep.
BLEATING I say.
It's been a bumpy ride for Natasha. After starting this trip with £200,
a few losses along the way now has her total sitting at £165.64.
Philip's faring much better. After starting with the same £200 stake,
he's now in the lead with a fabulous £325.40 to spend on this last leg.
I'm really, really sad cos we're just heading towards
-our last auction. Isn't that sad?
-That is a bit sad, isn't it?
It's a bit weird as well because I've got used to it now.
Well, we'd better make this a good one then.
Our two experts started out in Narberth in Pembrokeshire.
From there, they've travelled several hundred miles,
covering Wales and southern England
and will end their trip today
in Salisbury, Wiltshire.
Before their final auction,
they're kicking off this last leg in Eversley, Hampshire.
-Are you OK there?
-Yeah, good, thank you.
First stop today is Eversley Barn Antiques.
-Hello. Hi there. Hello, you must be Hilary.
I'm Tasha, lovely to meet you.
-Hi, Philip. How are you?
-Nice to meet you.
You have got a very tall barn full of stuff here.
-It is rather full.
-It's beautifully appointed. Gosh!
Everyone's looking for something different so you have to have it all.
-We've all got different eyes.
-Which way are you going to take yours?
-I don't know. That way?
-Are you going to go upstairs or...?
-I might just sneak outside.
Ah. OK, I'll stay in.
I'll leave you to it. You've obviously spotted something.
While Phil hijacks Hilary, Natasha heads upstairs.
Oh, this looks good up here. Yes! In the attic. A bit more my cup of tea.
Tile-top coffee tables, modern. Yes, I'm into this.
Oh, I actually thought I liked it up here cos it was modern
but I love this cellarette.
It's totally cool because in the very beginning of the 20th century,
when this would have been produced, I reckon,
this is taking the wine from the cellar
and then bringing it to the dining room
but keeping it cool in a cellarette. So a mini wine cellar.
This looks more like a plant pot holder or jardiniere to me.
Nice thing though.
It's not perfect.
It's a little bit worn, but it's got to be late-19th-century,
early-20th-century so we'd expect that.
This is £88 and as I'm saying that, I've actually just clocked the fact
it's got blinking woodworm in it! That is...
Oh! How did I not notice that?
So, woodworm aside, I only really want to spend
about £35 or £40 on it, which is a bit cheeky, I know,
but it's what I want to spend. I want to make a profit at the end.
As does Phil. Spotted anything yet?
-That little rocker's sweet, isn't it?
-It is, isn't it?
Good condition, too.
-So this is what, 1950s, is it?
-Yes, I think so.
And it's got this... little piggy and the bunny rabbit.
That's quite sweet, isn't it? You've got 30 on it.
What could you do that for, Hilary?
I'm selling that for a friend, so probably about 24.
-Would £20 buy it?
-I knew you were going to say that.
Yes, £20. Yes.
Hilary, I think that's lovely. I'm going to buy that off you.
-I'm going to buy that.
-Thank you so much.
-Thank you very much indeed.
So, that's the first lot bought on this final leg.
Hopefully Natasha is faring well back inside.
I love revolving bookcases and this looks like a really nice one.
I'm hoping that underneath this jug...
Yes, there is a really nice Edwardian inlaid cartouche,
a little bit of marquetry, which is always good
but what's really nice about it
is that you've got books all the way around
and it revolves, so let's check out... Oh.
It's a little bit stiff actually. It's not quite got that slick... No.
It's actually a bookcase that's a tale of two stories, really.
You've got the early 20th century up here,
with its lovely Edwardian motifs
and then you've got late 20th century down here,
with dodgy plastic casters that everyone is trying to forget.
So, let's have a look at the price
because that's probably reflected here. "Revolving bookcase", 55 quid.
So, it's not quite a revolving bookcase.
It's a book case that revolves, if you know what I mean?
Uh... I think so. Another possibility.
Downstairs, Phil's found a lovely set of boat steps,
ticket price £165.
I think they're fun things. There'll be one or two uses.
They're either the sort of thing that someone is going to hang
in a seaside cottage or they're the type of thing
that someone might have in a library or, for me,
they're the type of thing that you...
Actually... I'll just work this out.
Aren't those a cool set of shelves to hang up somewhere?
-Brilliant. Yeah, they would hang on a wall.
I think on a bad day...
..those are going to make £60 or £70.
On a good day, they might make 120, 130. That's what I think.
I'd like to try and buy them for somewhere between £80 and £90,
if I could. I really like those.
-How about 90?
-Are you sure?
-Smashing. Thanks very much.
A very generous £75 off the ticket price.
How's Natasha getting on?
These are really sweet.
These are a napkin rings and they are, I think, Bakelite,
which is an early plastic and kind of dates them
to probably the 1930s or '40s and they're novelty.
The dog lovers would like them. But they're quite sweet.
They're a tenner each.
They are marked with this code - EBA, and so is the bookcase,
so I don't know who the seller is but I reckon that's their initials
and if they want to get rid of both these things, maybe they could do it
in one fell sweep... One fell swoop! Ah!
It turns out the jardiniere is marked "EBA" too.
They're all owned by the same dealer.
With a collective ticket price of £163,
will Natasha try a cheeky offer for the three?
I bet she does.
All together 75, but that's my opening gambit, Hilary.
-We know how it works.
-Hit me with your...
-I'd like 85.
If that's possible because we do like to make a bit, a little bit.
-Can you do 85?
-I definitely can
-because that's still a massive chunk off.
-If you're cool with that, I'm cool with that.
A great deal for three interesting items. Well done, Natasha.
Does anything else grab you, Phil?
This is just an interesting tray.
It's late 19th century. It's in mahogany.
But all this decoration, which is inlaid into the mahogany base,
Now, there's two issues with this.
The first thing is condition cos we've got a bit of a crack there,
and the second thing is
it's completely and utterly out of fashion.
So, a tray like this in good order, 15 years ago,
would have been between £200 and £400.
This is now priced up at £55.
What's it going to make at auction?
Well, in my eyes, it's going to be making 30-40 quid
so I've got to try and buy it for around £20, £25.
Cor. Better get your bartering head on, old bean.
I'm hoping I can try and buy it off you for around the £20 mark.
-How does that...?
-It's a bit low.
-Come on, tell me.
-A bit low.
-It's the condition really, isn't it?
-Cos it's priced as damaged, but...
Can you do...25?
-Yeah, go on, you're an angel.
-All right, brilliant.
-Thank you very much.
-So, Phil's also bought three lots in the first shop.
After that storming start, Natasha's decided to take a break
from shopping and has headed 20 minutes south to Aldershot.
She's come to the Military Museum to find out about the American cowboy
Samuel Franklin Cody, who became Britain's first aviator.
She's meeting author of The Flying Cowboy, Peter Reese,
to find out more.
-And there's the man himself.
-There he is.
He's looking pretty dapper, isn't he? Some style. My goodness!
Well, he looks like Buffalo Bill
because he modelled himself on Buffalo Bill.
Ah, see, when I saw the surname Cody I thought of Buffalo Bill
because that was HIS surname, was it not?
It was, but Cody changed his name from Cowdery to Cody.
-Ah, to be more like Buffalo Bill?
-To be more, yes.
His dates are a wee bit later than Buffalo Bill's, is that right?
They are. He's much younger than Buffalo Bill.
Wannabe cowboy Cody left home at a young age,
training horses and working the cattle trails across Texas.
But, by the 1880s, the Wild West was disappearing.
So, after Buffalo Bill started to tour Europe with a cowboy show,
Cody followed with one of his own.
Cody's act of the West is Cody himself.
-His horse, his lasso, his gun, his pistol.
-A one-man show.
-Oh, wow. A one-man Wild West show.
Cody's wild cowboy performances won him the love of the British public
and, out of the limelight, he was becoming fascinated with aviation.
A hobby of building big kites soon developed into something much more,
and while working with the British Army,
he designed the aeroplane that would see him fly for the first time.
In this period, we are behind the Americans.
The Wright brothers have flown at the end of 1903
and the French are also getting into the air, so we are behind.
Oh, no. And as an American, he must have been itching to get in front.
-As Cody, he would.
-Ah-ha! Not just an American but as Cody.
And on 16 October 1908,
Cody actually makes his first flight and his first flight is successful.
-It's 440 yards, 27 seconds.
Ends up with a crash and he gets cuts and bruises but he has flown.
After being crowned the first man to fly a powered flight in Britain,
Cody's aviation obsession grew.
The following year, he became a naturalised British citizen
so he could enter flying competitions,
often with cash prizes, to help fund his passion.
Before that, he was rejected because he was a foreigner.
-So, this cowboy is now a Brit?
-He's a Brit.
And he signed his papers on the town clerk's shoulders
to the local band playing.
-You see, Cody did it very quietly and modestly.
In 1910, the final flying competition of the year
was the Michelin Trophy
for the longest distance round a closed circuit.
On 29 December, fellow aviation pioneer Thomas Sopwith,
flew a seemingly unbeatable 150 miles non-stop.
Two days left in the year, so he hasn't done it. He doesn't do it?
The odds are against him and the weather's bad.
But on New Year's Eve he's up very early in the morning.
He's striding his lawn in the frosty grass and he decides to have a go.
The first three hours, you can imagine, they're monotonous.
He's frozen but he continues in this solid progress for three hours.
-His intake pipes are freezing up
so he's getting an awful build-up of ice
but he staggers on, staggers on, staggers on,
and he doesn't give up until four hours 40 minutes
-and he has flown 185 miles.
-Oh, my goodness.
-He's really gone the extra mile.
-He has, he has.
-Oh, that's amazing!
-So 35 miles more.
Cody continued to win more prizes
and by 1913 he was setting his sights on the aviation challenge of the era,
a non-stop flight across the Atlantic,
an extraordinary feat many thought impossible.
Sadly, Cody would never get the chance,
as on the morning of 7 August tragedy struck.
He's flying at Aldershot.
He's taking up a famous cricketer, WHB Evans,
and they're coming down to land and suddenly the wings just fold up
and the plane plummets to the ground.
The two of them are thrown out and Evans breaks every bone in his body.
Both are killed instantly.
And it ends as Cody would like it to end - cleanly and in the air.
Cody was buried with full honours at Aldershot military cemetery.
Around 100,000 people paid their respects
as the celebrated cowboy and amazing aviator was laid to rest.
And so the world bid farewell to one of its most colourful pioneers.
Phil, meanwhile, has headed half an hour north to Reading...
# Fanny... #
..hoping to uncover something special at his next shop.
He's meeting Will.
You must be Will. Phil, Will. Will, Phil. Phil, Will.
-Please to meet you.
-How are you doing?
-Not too bad.
-What did this use to be then?
-It used to be a old meat depot.
-My dad used to be a butcher and my grandad.
-Well, there we are.
Many people reckon I have it in me.
Well, you're built like a butcher, if you don't mind me saying.
Like a butcher? More like an athlete.
And it's not long before something else catches Phil's eye.
I love that. Originally it would have been one of a pair, wouldn't it?
-Yeah, off a gatepost, I'd imagine.
What's the ticket price on that one?
Well, I think the problem with that is it's been here so long
that we had a bit of sort-out this weekend and it suddenly appeared.
-Suddenly appeared. Oh, I like this.
-So, I think we can...
If you make me a sensible price...
-And I mean sensible.
-The trouble with it is
that a pair would be really, really saleable, wouldn't they? But one...
But I still think it's quite fun. Would a £20 note buy it?
-If it gets rid of it, I suppose, yeah. Go on, £20.
-Oh, go on, then.
So, that's a hefty lot bought. Now, how about a pig's trough?
-This is cast-iron, isn't it?
Pre-war. That's got to be the 1920s, I would imagine.
Cos after a while they made them galvanised, didn't they?
-Galvanised came in after the war.
-How much is that, Will?
Well, we did have 75 on it.
But what were you thinking?
It's going to make 30 - 50 quid at auction, isn't it?
It might make a little bit more.
I'd have preferred the 50 to 80, really.
I've got to give you somewhere between 20 and 25 quid.
No, I'd have to have a little bit more than that.
30 quid's my best.
-Dear, oh, dear.
-You got your hand out quick earlier.
-That's a round 50, isn't it, really?
-Yeah. So, I owe you £50 for the two
and I'm going to put the two as one lot in the auction.
A great bit of bargaining secures another lot.
And so the sun sets on a busy day for our road trippers
and all I can say is, nighty-night.
The next morning, our dynamic duo are back on the road.
Well, Phil, our last day of shopping.
Do you know, I do think that I've reduced you to my level.
-What does that mean?
-With some of the crud that I've bought.
Oh, stop it. You don't know me very well. I've always bought crud.
Do you remember where we started off? Woodworm and rust.
I'm not really allowed to tell you what I've bought, Phil,
-but I've bought something with woodworm.
-That's my girl.
-Just to take us back to the beginning.
-You see, the Serrell influence is there.
-Not always for the good.
So far, Natasha has three lots - the wooden jardiniere,
a revolving bookcase and the Scottie dog napkin rings,
leaving her £80.64 to spend today.
Phil, meanwhile, has bagged himself four lots -
a children's rocking chair,
the boat steps,
a mahogany tray
and the pig trough and garden ball,
which means he still has £140.40 to play with.
First stop of the day
is the small seaside town of Bognor Regis,
where Natasha's hunt for more antiques begins. Go, girl!
-Hello. Good morning.
-Hi. Good morning.
-Hello. Hi, I'm Tasha.
With owner Stephan's 35 years of antiques expertise,
he's sure to be harbouring some hidden gems.
-How cute is your Wemyss pig at the front?
-I don't think it is Wemyss though.
-I think it's another make.
-OK, so in the style of?
-In the style of.
That would be quite nice. Can we have a look?
Wemyss Ware is probably the most collectable
and sought after Scottish pottery.
Ah, a cane.
Let's have a look. Hook the pig. Hook out the pig.
This piggy, however, is a piece of Plichta pottery,
which, though generally inferior in quality to Wemyss, is still popular.
It's super cute. Look at him face on.
He's got a bit of a wonky face, doesn't he?
He doesn't have quite the fine execution of Wemyss, does he?
-No, he doesn't.
-But he does have the look. It's hand-painted, is it not?
It is hand-painted and no damage.
Oh, Stephan, I think there is a wee bit of damage.
-I think there's a wee bit of a curly tail option.
-Oh, there is.
-And I'm the one wearing glasses.
-I'm just keeping my eyes peeled.
So, she's really sweet because the little holes in her snout
are mimicked all the way across her body, her ears, all over the place.
-Maybe it's for hatpins!
-Oh, cos it's quite big.
Maybe it is for hatpins.
I love this! The more I hold it and learn about it, the more I love it.
Now, I've touched it, which means apparently I've got to buy it,
-We were asking £15, but you pointed out the damage on the tail,
-so now it's a crisp £10 note.
-A £10 note?
What do you reckon?
I think I can deal with this little piggy for a tenner.
-Shall we go for it?
-I think you ought to.
Oh, Stephan, that was quick! I wasn't expecting that.
I'm glad I spotted her. I'm chuffed.
Here's hoping this little piggy makes a profit at auction.
Philip, meanwhile, is easing into the day, taking a trip to Portsmouth,
home to one of the most famous warships in the world - HMS Victory.
Best known for her role in Britain's greatest naval success,
the Battle of Trafalgar, Victory was the flagship of Admiral Nelson
and was the vessel where he drew his last breath.
Philip's meeting curator Andrew Baines to find out more.
-This room that we're in now, this is Nelson's?
-This is Nelson's.
This is a great cabin, which is divided into four sections.
His steerage, his anteroom, if you like, the dining place,
the day cabin, where we are now, and then his bed place.
-You can just feel history coming out of the walls, can't you?
-Nelson pacing back and forth.
-Oh, just unbelievable.
In her 34 years of service, Victory fought in five naval battles
but it was the 1805 defeat of the French and Spanish
at the Battle of Trafalgar she became most famous for.
You've got the palatial surroundings that we just left
for the one person,
and the other 820 are spread throughout this ship...
and this is the cooking range?
For everyone onboard, whether it's Nelson, an admiral,
or the lowest of the ratings onboard, the boy seamen.
All the cooking is done here.
But that just strikes me as being a fairly strange mix, really
cos we've got a timber wooden ship and a fire in the middle of it.
Yeah. Well, men need a hot meal, so if you look, the stove sits on tiles
and we're very careful.
This is the only place you're allowed fire onboard the ship,
but actually on the morning of the battle, this had been dismantled
so there's no hot meal and the guys fight the Battle of Trafalgar
-on a lunch meal of raw pork and wine.
Food is incredibly important as a part of morale
so everybody onboard gets exactly the same ration.
Nelson's advantage is, as a man of some means,
he is able to supplement that ration,
so he will bring onboard his own pantry of stores, if you like.
However, the men here can do just the same.
You eat and live as part of a mess, as four, six or eight men.
You'll pay into a kitty
and that kitty will be used to buy things like mustard and spices,
and indeed live animals you might choose to bring onboard
that are YOUR animal
that you will then slaughter and eat as you go through.
To keep up with the hard physical work onboard,
each crew member consumed around 5,000 calories a day,
a good portion of which came from alcohol.
These chaps are getting about half a pint of rum
per man per day, when we're on rum,
and the proof of their rum is about double what we call strong now.
So it's firewater.
On the 21 October 1805, Nelson led the British fleet
into battle against the French and Spanish.
It was 27 vessels versus 33.
Some 1,700 British men were killed or wounded
including the great Nelson himself, who was shot on the quarterdeck.
Below deck, the ship's surgeon, Mr Beatty,
knew Nelson wouldn't survive.
Captain Hardy came to bid his Admiral farewell.
He knows he's going to die.
He could really, although he's surrounded by people, be very alone.
He craves human touch and that's why he says, "Kiss me, Hardy."
And Hardy bends and kisses him on the forehead,
stands up, then actually goes down,
bends and kisses him on the cheek this time
before apparently, overcome with emotion, he leaves the scene.
Not long afterwards, Nelson died.
With Nelson's death... He must have been a national hero before,
and afterwards he must have almost achieved superstar status.
The funeral is huge.
It's the biggest state funeral ever to take place up until that time
and the funeral procession is so long that it leaves Whitehall
and Nelson's body arrives at St Paul's Cathedral
before the rest of the procession has finished leaving Whitehall.
It's that big.
In 1922, HMS Victory was placed into dry dock.
Millions have since flocked to visit
the oldest commissioned warship in the world
and remember one of Britain's greatest heroes,
Our pair have reunited to make their way to Birdham,
where they'll share their final shopping experience of this Road Trip
at Whitestone Farm Antiques.
-Here we are. This is off the beaten track.
-It is indeedy-doody.
-OK, let's do it. Our last items.
-This is sad, isn't it?
Here we go. I'm ready for it, Phil, are you?
-Well, my eyes are watering, but, yeah, let's go.
-Our final foray.
-Come on, darling, after you.
-Hello, you must be Jo.
-I am Jo.
-I'm Tasha. Lovely to meet you.
-Jo, we met before. How are you?
-Philip! Great to see you.
-Yeah, you too.
-Oh, no, a reunion.
-Does that mean he's going to get a better deal than I am?
-Just old friends, old friends.
-Never. You're much prettier.
-That's not hard, is it? To be fair.
-Are you going to take that?
-I can't argue with him, really.
Packed to the rafters with goodies.
So, what's going to tickle Natasha's fancy in here then?
Let's have a look.
OK, so, ghouls to the front. They're not hand-painted, right? They're transferred on.
-No, it's transfer, but...
-Is the colour done by hand?
-..hand-painted over the top.
OK, so hand-finished I guess we can say.
So, I'm not so up on Carlton Ware
but that looks like a post-1930s mark, doesn't it? It's quite crisp.
This is very 1930s but of course it could be as late as 1950.
Oh, look! "A Dorset Litany. From ghoulies & ghosties..."
Ah! "..and long leggetty beasties
"and things that go bump in the night - Good Lord deliver us."
-That's got a real nice Scottish feel to it.
Ghoulies and ghosties. Oh, my goodness.
I've met a few of those up north, believe me.
It's marked up at £50, which scares me a little bit.
Not as much as the ghoulies and ghosties, which are terrifying.
-Do you want a tempting price though?
-A tempting price? Oh, I don't know.
-30. That's quite a chunk off. that is a very generous offer, Jo.
Phil is just eavesdropping. He's so bad!
What if I made you a cheeky offer, and it is really cheeky
but it's my last chance to be cheeky, of £20?
-What would you do?
-25 and it's yours.
-25 and it's mine?
I'm going to put it down carefully and say, "Jo, thank you so much."
Because at £25 it does have a real chance, doesn't it?
I think it's got a real good chance.
Well, it won't be long before we find out. Now, has Phil found anything?
That could be quite interesting, couldn't it? Actually...
No, it couldn't be. As tables go, that's not what you're looking for.
Those leather chairs look a bit more stable though.
When you're looking at a chair, you just need to make sure
that there's no breaks. People lean back on chairs,
particularly people of my size lean back on chairs,
and if you lean back on a chair, it breaks there.
So, whenever you look at a chair, you want to make sure
that there's no breaks just there
cos that is just not a good thing.
I quite like these.
The pair have a ticket price of £110 but generous Jo has indicated
he'd be willing to drop to 60. Wow.
I know that you've said these at 60. 60, that is too much for me.
Can you come down any more at all?
Cos I want to try and buy something off you
and I really, really like these.
I've also got another question to ask you.
If I buy them, have you got any polish?
Cos I just want to try and...
-As long as you don't want me to do them.
-No, I'll do it!
I'll do it. But at auction I see these...
What do you think these would make at auction honestly?
Can you do them for 40 and a bit of polish and I'll shake your hand?
How about 50 and a bit of polish? I'll even help you if you like.
No, no, I'll do it on my own. 45 and I'll do it myself.
-Go on, then.
-You're a gentleman, Jo. Thank you very much indeed.
Another lot bought and Phil's putting in a bit of elbow grease
to prepare them for the auction.
The thing is, you've got to remember that leather
is a bit like me really, it needs feeding.
Thanks for the insight, Phil.
With that last buy, it means our Road Trippers are all bought up.
Natasha spent £120 on five lots.
The wooden cellarette,
a revolving bookcase,
the Scottie dog napkin rings,
a piggy hatpin holder
and the ghoulish Carlton mug.
Phil spent £230 buying the children's rocking chair,
the boat steps,
a mahogany tray,
the pig trough and garden ball,
and the pair of newly buffed up leather chairs.
What do they make of each other's lots?
I'm going to bow to Tasha's knowledge
with that Carlton Ware mug.
I think it's a cool thing but at £25, it might be a problem.
But if it's rare, it should just see it through.
On the very last leg, Phil had to buy something salvage,
he had to do it, and he's come away
with a huge spherical gate finial and a pig's trough.
My pig item is a little ceramic dainty thing, his is a pig's trough.
It just explains the difference between Phil and I
and why opposites attract.
After starting this leg in Eversley,
they're now hurtling towards
their final destination, Salisbury.
You are a such a fake grump!
You're the fakest grump I've ever met in my entire life.
No, I like being miserable.
And you're just like, "Oh, I'm Philip Serrell. I'm so grumpy.
"I'm in Malvern. Come and sell your Worcester with me
"because I'm a grumpy man." No, you're not.
-You are the nicest guy of all time.
-Oh, get out of here.
Let's swiftly move on.
I think, "infectious, bubbly Natasha".
-That's what I'm going to miss.
-I'm not infectious. That sounds awful!
-I sound contagious!
-You are because you've actually made me smile.
On that bombshell, it's auction time.
The final sale is taking place at Netherhampton Salerooms.
Presiding over today's events is Richard Petty.
What does he make of our experts' lots?
It's an interesting 1970s upgrade with the casters on the bottom,
which may put some people off.
£80-£100 perhaps, but it needs a bit of work.
I would buy the pig trough because I think it's an interesting piece.
It would look absolutely fabulous in my garden for the plants.
Sadly, I have no pigs.
Some good buys on both sides then. Right, on with the auction.
-Here we go then.
-Here we go.
Here we go indeed. First up - Phil's mahogany tray.
I'll start the bidding at £10. At £10, £10, £10, £10...
£12, 15, 18, £20
22, 25 from me. 25 my bid.
28. I've got 30.
32, 35, 38, £40 from me.
45 and I'm out. 45, 45, 45...
-You were bang on.
-..In the room then at 45.
Anybody else? Being sold this time at £45.
-Oh! Phil, that's excellent!
First lot and he's pulled in a profit. Well done, Philip.
-That is a good start.
Can Natasha's ghoulish mug keep up the profits?
At £12 I've got. 15, 18, 20, 22,
-25. I'm out. 28...
£30. 32? 32. 35?
-Another for you? 38.
-Oh, keen crowd!
£40, 42, 42.
45. Gentleman's bid then at 45.
48. On my left at 48. Anyone else want to join in?
At 48. Being sold this time then at £48.
GAVEL BANGS By Jove!
That's some profit on the mug. Nicely done, Natasha.
But will her Bakelite Scottie dog napkin holders prove as popular?
Maybe they'll fly and do really well.
-Who's got 10? Thank you, £10 I've got.
-£10, £10, £10, £10...
-Who else wants it? £12.
-I want them. I want them.
-..£20. At £20. Gentleman's bid at £20.
-Oh, I want them.
-£20, £20, 20. Anyone else want them at 20?
Shout if we don't see you. Being sold this time then at £20.
-Relax! Ooh! Yes!
The Scottie doggies have done our Scottish lass proud.
That's good. That's good, that's good, that's good. Double the money.
-Right, Phil, the battle is well and truly on.
Up next is your set of boat steps.
I've got three lots of instructions.
I'm going to start the bidding at...
-£40 I've got. £40, £40, £40, £40...
45. I've got 50. 55. I've got 60.
Another one for you? 65. I've got 70.
-You know, that's a result, as far as I'm concerned.
Oh, keep going. Someone's got to come in. Got to.
Last chance. Being sold this time then at £70.
-Oh, Phil, that was close!
Ah, a bit of a loss there.
Someone in Salisbury got a great deal.
Natasha's still in pole position at this auction.
Can she edge further ahead with the piggy hatpin holder?
-£10 I have. £10, £10, £12...
-That's because of the...
-Oh! Get in!
-..20, 22, 25, 28.
-Oh, don't be out.
-I'm in trouble here.
-I'm in trouble.
-I really am in trouble here.
..45, 48, £50.
£50. Lady's bid then at £50. Anyone else at 50? Your last chance.
-Being sold this time then at £50.
-# There may be trouble ahead. #
You could well be right, Phil.
A fantastic return on that little piggy.
The bookcase is up next.
-I like it because...
-And the people round here
are forward planning. Bonfire Night is not that far away.
-100? 70 or 80? 50 if we have to. It's here to be sold.
-Who's got 50? Thank you.
-£50 I have. £50, £50, £50...
-I just cannot believe that.
-..£50, £50, £50, £50...
Join in when you're ready but be very, very quick. 55.
-That chap thought he said 15.
..£70, 75, £80, 85, 85...
-Are you OK?
-..85. Don't think tomorrow. Tomorrow will be too late.
85. 85. Anybody else? Being sold this time then at £85.
Fantastic! Now that's a profit!
That is a top job, isn't it?
I'm so glad that someone else saw what I saw in it, Phil.
Someone else had the vision that you just simply lack.
Yeah. I'm going to go get all the books out and start again, I think.
Well done, you. Well done, you.
Right, Phil, if you've any chance of winning this leg,
you need to make a profit with your pig trough and garden ball.
Would it have been useful if you'd had two gate finials, do you reckon?
I would never have bought them. They'd be a couple hundred pounds.
-What do you want with one finial?
-Who's ever going to buy one finial?
-I don't know.
Is there a guy with half a house or...?
So, with the instructions I've been given,
I need to start the bidding at £35.
35 I've got. 35, 35, 40.
45, 50, 55, 60, 65 with me.
65. The bid's with me at 65. How's the phone looking, Gem?
-I think he's got the speaking clock. I think he's gone out.
-Oh, they're out. They're out.
-65. Is he back in yet?
-He's gone out.
-Oh, no, he's gone out to the shops!
He shakes his head. At £65.
-75, 80. Now I'm out.
80 in the seats then. £80. 80, your last chance.
Anybody else? Being sold this time then at £80.
-That was good, that.
-That is so good. £80.
Phil's random garden lot has put him back in the game. Great stuff!
-This is getting exciting.
-It is, isn't it?
Edge of your seat stuff here.
Can Phil bag another profit with his pair of buffed up leather chairs?
Who's got £20 then? Here to be sold. Who's got 20?
How many? 10? Thank you. £10 I have. £10, £10, £12, 15,
-18, £20, 22, 25...
-It's all go, it's all go. 25.
-..28, £30. £30 I have then.
-Phil, it's getting there.
-32, 35, 38, £40...
-Slowly but surely.
-It's like pulling teeth.
42? 42? What a shame. 42. Anybody else got 42?
-Last chance on this lot. Being sold at 42...
-One more. Help this man break even.
-I'm so disappointed with that
after all that effort I put in polishing the wretched things.
Aw, hard luck. But it's only a little loss so your elbow grease
wasn't an entire waste of time.
And now for Natasha's final lot.
The romance of a cellarette is going to set this saleroom on fire.
At £30 I've got. £30, £30, £30, £30...
32, 35, 38, £40.
-Come on. No, no, no!
-Anybody else want in at £40?
-Last chance 40...
-I need one more.
-No, I don't. Drop the hammer.
-No, no, no, no.
-Drop the hammer.
A small loss there, but Natasha's still in the lead.
There doesn't seem any justice really
that that was probably worth a bit more than that, wasn't it?
It was worth more but I have to take the rough with the smooth
-cos so many things today have made money that I did not expect to make money.
Yeah. Talking of making money, to win this auction,
Phil will need a romping result on the rocking chair.
Tenner for you, sir, thank you. £10 I have...
-15, 18, 20, 22,
25, 28, 28, 28.
I have £30.
£30. First bid has it at £30. £30. Last chance...
32. 32. Anybody else at 32? Your last chance on this lot.
£32. Anyone else? Being sold then at £32...
So, there we have it. This week-long Road Trip ends on a profit.
What a brilliant week we've had, haven't we?
It's been so good. It's been so good.
-Shall we go outside and have a little cry?
-Yeah, who's driving?
-The winner drives us off. Come on, Philip.
Well, we'd better find out who that winner is then.
Natasha began with £165.64 and after paying auction costs
she's made a pretty profit of £79.26, making her today's winner,
with a final total of £244.90.
Phil started with £325.40. After paying auction costs,
he suffered a little loss of £9.42.
This means he may have lost this leg, but he's won the trip
with a fabulous final tally of £315.98.
Well done, old bean.
All profits go to Children in Need.
-Oh, Phil, well done!
-Well, yeah, but you won the evening.
It doesn't matter. The winner overall drives away.
-Oh, come on, then.
-I've just got to sit here and cry
-in the passenger seat.
No tears, no tears. It's too good. It's too good!
# Thank you for being a friend
# Travelled down a road and back again... #
What a week it's been for a perfect new partnership.
-There have been highs...
-That's a bit exciting.
You and I can be Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis.
I find your constant smiling, cheerfulness
and happiness absolutely wears me out.
Oh, that's really horrific.
There's been a little bit of love...
I cannot think of a better way to spend a day
than driving in a gorgeous Porsche with a handsome man like you.
Oh, what a girl! What a girl!
..and a whole lot of laughter.
Next time on Antiques Road Trip,
it's fun and games when old favourites...
-You're a lot older than me.
-I hope I haven't shot myself.
-..and Thomas Plant...
-This looks like a female bottom.
-..hit the road.
On the last day on Natasha Raskin and Philip Serrell's road trip, they cover Berkshire and Hampshire, but who will win the week at the final auction in Salisbury, Wiltshire?